My uncle recently told my mom about a book he read and found to be extremely helpful after he was diagnosed with diabetes. She decided to read and then immediately told me about it. So I checked it out at the library and so far am very impressed. The title of the book is The Schwarzbein Principle: The Program.
I've only just started reading it but I really like it so far. I agree with it completely. For the last couple years I've been trying to adopt a healthier lifestyle and in so doing have read a great number of books and internet sites regarding food and health. I became quite convinced after reading Food Smart by Cheryl Townsend that what I ate had great impact on how I feel.
Here are some of my favorite things she has to say....
The Schwarzbein Principle: Degenerative diseases of aging are not genetic but acquired. Because the systems of the human body are interconnected, and because one imbalance creates another imbalance, poor eating and lifestyle habits, not genetics, are the major cause of degenerative disease.
The key is to embrace the concept that health is more important than weight and to understand that once you are healthy, you can and will lose weight.
I could write much more but I 'll leave it at those 2 little quotes. It really is a great book and if you are at all interested in your health I highly recommend it.